Behavioral Services: Behavioral services include direct 1:1 implementation of the behavioral support plan under the supervision of a behavioral consultant. This service addresses challenging behaviors that may put the individual’s health and safety, or the safety of others, at risk. This can be implemented in the home, community, or in center. This service can include transportation as long as it is approved in advance. Behavior consultation services are required in tandem with behavior line services to provide training as well as ongoing program maintenance and collaboration with the team.
Living with Purpose Adult Social Club: Living with Purpose (LWP) is an adult social club for individuals with developmental disabilities, ages 18 and up. Our program offers a variety of supports and services that focus on fostering independence and achieving individualized goals. We provide weekly sessions in independent living skills, social skills, functional math and reading, cooking, personal health, community and relationship safety, therapeutic art, prevocational skills, and fitness. We encourage community involvement in order to promote and facilitate positive interactions with our community members. This setting can also integrate physical, occupational, or speech therapies.
Supported Community Connections: This service provides the supports necessary for each individual to access his or her community, with an emphasis on social skills and community safety. GoldStar is dedicated to fostering positive interactions with members of our community and encourages community involvement. This service allows for transportation to and from the community.
Homemaker: GoldStar Learning Options strives to ensure that each individual is as independent as possible so that they may lead a meaningful and purposeful life. Homemaker services offer personalized supports necessary to develop and maintain the skills needed for daily personal care and household responsibilities, including functional cooking and cleaning skills.
Mentorship: Mentorship services provide guidance, support, and advocacy to assist individuals in understanding how to navigate complex situations in adult life such as medical needs, housing, social security, food stamps, and completion of paperwork.
Respite Care: Respite Care is an in-home or center-based service that maintains the health and safety of a participant while his/her caregiver is away. Respite care is provided within an individual’s home to provide for the needs of the adult receiving services during that time. Transportation of the adult in care is limited and must be approved in advance. GoldStar requests that respite be scheduled as a consistent and ongoing service. GLO will offer unscheduled respite care in emergency situations if appropriate staff is available.
Speech Therapy: Speech Therapists work to prevent, assess, diagnose, and treat speech, language, communication, and oral/swallowing disorders.
Transportation: GoldStar Learning Options assists participants in getting where they need to go. This may include medical appointments, grocery stores, Social Club, or any other service at GoldStar.
Vocational + Prevocational Services
DVR Services: The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a state agency that provides resources and programs that help adults with disabilities enter or re-enter the workforce. DVR contracts with GoldStar and other agencies to provide one-on-one guidance in securing and maintaining employment.
Elevation: A pre-vocational program that focuses on developing job skills. Integrates volunteering, hand-on experience, and teaching essential aspects of entering the workforce such as interview skills and more.
Supported Employment + Job Coaching: GoldStar Learning Options offers job coaching with trained staff that provide intensive, ongoing supports and guidance that enable participants, for whom competitive employment at or above minimum wage is unlikely due to their disability and need for supports, to perform in typical work settings.
Vocational Training: Certain jobs require additional training. This service offers guidance, direct participant training, and teaching to develop the skills needed to obtain and hold a paying job. GoldStar ensures that the training emphasizes skills and knowledge required for a particular job function or trade.